EIANZ 2022 Impact Assessment Symposium

EIANZ 2022 Impact Assessment Symposium

Impact Assessment Symposium: Getting on the front foot in a changing world

In recent times impact assessment (IA), like many disciplines, has found itself in uncharted territory. The pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in the media, social and political contexts, the rise of social media and the ongoing threats of climate change and biodiversity decline mean that today’s impact assessment professionals must think more broadly and proactively than ever before. We need to address ongoing and emerging threats to our environment, changes to the regulatory context, changing expectations of society, the recognition of the importance of Traditional Owner knowledge and values, increasing community conflict and dynamic political attitudes.

Who should attend?

The EIANZ 2022 Impact Assessment Symposium brings together practitioners, regulators and researchers to explore these critical issues within the context of a changing world, to discuss and propose solutions. The symposium will enable discussion and collaboration about how impact assessment professionals can lead the conversation and appropriately respond to these emerging trends. The symposium is open to EIANZ members and non-members. Please distribute this announcement to anyone in your organisation or profession circle who may be interested in attending or presenting.

Call for abstracts | Symposium Sub-themes

Abstracts are welcome from both EIANZ members and non-members. Abstracts are invited on the following sub-themes for the conference.

  • Setting the agenda for regulatory reform (e.g. strategic environmental assessment, regional environmental planning, cumulative impact assessment)
  • Emerging technical approaches to data collection
  • Addressing social changes
  • Better conflict management in impact assessment
  • Harnessing social media
  • Urgent impact assessment following a disaster event
  • Society changes emerging from living with COVID – implications for impact assessment
  • Increased recognition of the role of Indigenous peoples, using their traditional knowledge and recognising their cultural values
  • Engaging with dissatisfied or marginalised members of society
  • Defining the key components of next generation impact assessment
  • Biodiversity decline including threatened species impact assessment
  • Next steps in offsetting
  • Unleashing the potential of digital impact assessment
  • Other forward looking impact assessment themes

Abstracts must be no more than 300 words and include a presenter biography of no more than 200 words. The closing day for abstract submissions is Friday 15 July 2022.

Submit an abstract here →

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CPD points

This event will count as 1 point per hour
towards your Certified Environmental
Practitioner CPD log

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration the following conditions apply:

  • 50% refund up to 4 weeks before the event
  • 25% refund up to 2 weeks before
  • Accept an alternative person in lieu of someone who can’t attend who meets the criteria of the ticket
  • Notification of cancellation must be provided to EIANZ Central Office by email

Event details

When: Mon 5 Sept & Tues 6 Sept 2022

Where: Intercontinential Hotel
North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost: $295 EIANZ / NZAIA / IAIA members | $100 EIANZ student members | $395 Non-members

Registrations Close: 5th September 22 9:00 AM

Contact: EIANZ Central Office on +61 3 8593 4140 or

Register now and secure your attendance